Month: January 2016

Favorite Finds: Pura Vida Prints

Y’all know by now that Costa Rica has been on my mind for a while. April is coming up and the count down is really beginning. So, with that said, I’ve been looking at quite a bit of all things Costa Rica related, like art prints. Pura Vida is the country’s motto for “pure life” and I think it’s a fun word to say. Here are a few of my favorites:

Pura Vida Art Print Costa Rica Inspired Jungle art




Dream Home Inspiration: Wallpapered Powder Bathroom

Powder rooms are full of surprises these days. They’re the perfect space in your home to put up that daring wallpaper that you couldn’t bring yourself to plaster on in your living room. I think it continues to surprise all of us that these tiny rooms can handle more than a punch of personality. But it really shouldn’t. It’s not like we’re in there all day, so that little punch of boldness is all that we need to remind ourselves that we have our own little punch of boldness. We rarely have just one type of personality or one type of style. The living room and the kitchen is where we display our main personality, and we leave little rooms like the powder room and the laundry room to displaying our spontaneous sides.

The Blue and White Chinoiserie Bath:



The Spotlight: Parker Kennedy Living

I came across these pictures of this amazing room while reading Chinoiserie Chic. I cannot get enough of all the colors in this room. I think my favorite part of the study may actually be that awesome green ceiling. I think it helped make the whole room feel bigger. This was designed in one of the Atlanta show houses. Click here for the link. Parker Kennedy Living are the designers of this room and I’m a little surprised I haven’t heard of them before. Their works appear carefully curated and the neutral rooms are done just as well as the colorful ones. I think I could live in this study. It makes me feel inspired. How about you?

Color Theory: Gray and Cream

Gray and Cream. I’ve never really been a fan of that color palate. It’s a little too neutral for me, though a perfect opportunity to amp up your texture skills. Yet oddly enough, I woke up one morning and realized that I had that palette in a couple of places in my apartment. I had a creamy cabinet against gray walls and creamy pillows on my gray couch. I assure you, this was purely accidental. I had my creamy cabinet before moving into the apartment that came with gray walls and I had my creamy pillows well before we bought the gray couch.

Well, the damage is done now. My curiosity was piqued and I decided to explore how some rooms were decorated with this color palette.

The dining room sparkles, thanks in part to mirrored molding that runs around the cornice line. Suzanne used a metallic paint on the ceiling to capture even more light.